Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Beautiful Brother of Mine

I know we've all got problems
that's why I'm here to say
keep peace with me
and I with you
let me love in my own way
I am blind
and I just cannot understand
what do we mean for Justice?
Are there really levels to The Man?
Old man, you know you must
regain all your children's trust
and I didn't have to be here
you didn't have to look for me
when I was just a nuthin' child
why couldn't they just let me be?
Bite your lip and take a trip
though there may be wet road ahead
and you cannot slip 
 Just move on up 
for peace you'll find
Into the steeple of beautiful people 
where there's only one kind
I know we have great respect
for the Sister and Mother
it's even better yet
But there's the joker in the street
lovin' one brother and killin' the other
when the time comes and we are truly free
there'll be no brothers left, you see
and mighty mighty
spade and whitey
your Black and White Power
is gonna be a crumblin' tower
and we who stand divided
so goddamn undecided
give this a thought
in stupidness we've all been caught
Curtis Mayfield 
Beautiful Brother of Mine
Curtis In the Seventies

01 Mighty Mighty (Spade and Whitey)
02 (Don't Worry) If There's Hell Below We're All Gonna Go
03 Right On for the Darkness
04 Beautiful Brother of Mine
05 No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song)
06 Hard Times
07 Ain't No Love Lost
08 Check Out Your Mind
09 Freddie's Dead
10 We Got to Have Peace
11 Give Me Your Love (Love Song)
12 Underground
13 Eddie You Should Know Better
14 Pusherman
15 Kung Fu

01 Little Child Runnin' Wild
02 Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here
03 If I Were Only a Child Again
04 We the People Who Are Darker than Blue
05 Stare and Stare
06 Power to the People
07 Mr. Welfare Man
08 Future Shock
09 Move On Up
10 Do It All Night
11 Sparkle
12 Get Down
13 Stone Junkie
14 Superfly

beautiful brother of mine
whatever may be your birth sign?
 we are not of the same seed
but surely we're both the same breed
June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999

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